A8bdc9262b21fbc5a4f1 ice cream nails

Looking to cool off during those blazing summer days? Beat the heat (without the guilt) with ice cream nail art. That’s right, from sky-high sundaes to decadent creamy drips, your favorite sweet treat is the inspiration behind the latest craze on social media. Ready to indulge? Satisfy your cravings with these mouth-watering designs almost good enough to eat!


I scream, you scream, we’ll all scream after spotting these chocolate ice cream drips atop a holographic polish. To create the melted look, use a dotting tool to paint vertical, imperfect polish lines, then use a striping brush or a smaller dotting tool to connect the lines.


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For a minimalist take on the tasty trend, paint short lines in all of the colors of the rainbow over a pastel base for a sprinkled look. Add even more playfulness to the design with a gold glitter waffle cone pattern and of course, a cherry on top!


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Eager to add a little dimension to your tips? Use pearl embellishments and opalescent gel polish to create delectable ice cream scoops in every flavor.


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Long stiletto tips provide the perfect foundation for a sugar cone design. To achieve the look, simply paint 3/4 of your nail with a nude polish and the rest in the “flavor” of your choice. Use a tan color to paint diagonal lines down the center of the nude polish, then paint a second set of diagonal lines in the opposite direction to create a cross-hatch pattern. Use black gel or acrylic paint to outline the “lumps” in the ice cream scoop.


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If hand-painting isn’t your thing, not to worry; you can satisfy your sweet tooth with an ice cream stamp. Play around with different electric shades to give your tips that summery, ice-cold feel.

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What sweet treats will you don on your nails? Let us know what you think about these fashion forward nails in the comments below and be sure to check out even more mani inspiration on Nailstyle!